Monday, October 10, 2011

Pentax Optio RZ10 Review

I had the camera for  4 days and took several pictures in Golden Palm Tree Resort, Awana Genting Highlands and lastly at The MIx. Click on the links to read my views and the sample pictures I took.

Powerful and reliable compact camera.
As said before, below are its specifications:
Pentax Optio RZ10 Specifications:  (source)
  • Product type: Superzoom
  • Sensor size: Other
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Image stabilization: yes
  • Available colors: White, black, purple, green, orange
  • Resolution: 14 mega-pixels
  • Optical zoom: 10 x
  • Video frame rate: 30 fps
  • Screen size: 2.7 in.
  • Weight: 178 g
  • Size (WxHxD) 97x61x33 mm
One of my favorite features of this compact camera is its fast face recognition. I've tested it during a lunch outing at Golden Palm Tree

"Now you see me...
...and now you don't." Tian Chad on the left says.
This travel super-zoom compact camera is a point and shoot snapper, true and simple with a small price tag. I've searched on the web and this snapper costs only RM999.00. A budget camera for the price conscious people.

Another thing to note about this camera which differentiates it best from all the others in its range (besides the 10 X zoom of course) is it's impressive features such as:

  • Eye-Fi wireless SD/SDHC cards 
  • digital art filters such as Toy Camera and Retro
  • a smile and blink detection
  • improved dog and cat face detection (source)
  • panaromic view
Haha. Funny to know about the improved dog and face detection but it's true that people do tend to snap pictures of their pets more than themselves. Please correct if I'm wrong. 

In terms of picture quality, I must honestly say that I've seen better ones. But with that price tag and a 10X wide optical zoom with ISO 200 to boot, it's hard to deny what a bargain owning this camera is! You certainly won't get this kind of camera with these features at such a price. 

Sample Pictures of Pentax Optio RZ10
*all of these pictures were taken during My Selangor Story 2011 trip to Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort and Spa.

And my personal favourite:

The camera works well with adequate lighting. And sample picture taken during the night are seen below.
*all of these pictures were taken during My Selangor Story 2011 trip to Awana Genting Highlands

A bit too yellowish and redness when snapped under automatic mode.

Pictures quality improves once I changed the settings in the camera for suitable use under red lightings. Thus caused the pictures to be redness in color. Not an admirable trait in digital pictures.

I wish I had more time with the camera to test it's impressive optical zooms but time didn't allow it. And to wrap my short review on this camera, I'd say that around RM999, it's a well priced compact camera and definitely a reliable travel companion.

Needless to say with camera-phones getting progressively more adept, I wonder if people would still need compact cameras. Food for thought. =)


Mr feckry said... [Reply]

lawa gak pic die bukan lu sedang bermain ngan dclr ke

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@frecky... ada dslr tapi masih tak reti lagi nk pakai to the max. hehehe..

syahmi said... [Reply]

Apsal mahal sgt harga dia kak jard?

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@syahmi.. yg itu harga di kedai tpi kalau carik kat dlm RM500 je. hehehe

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Shahada Fauzi said... [Reply]

boleh tahan gak hasil pic die..tapi macam mahal sangat je..T_T